Onboard a Responder Class OSRV

In addition to the Emergency Communications Packages, each Responder Class OSRV (Oil Spill Response Vessel) has Command and Control capability through its on-board systems. These systems nearly replicate those contained in the ECP, which include a Ku-Band stabilized satellite system for primary voice and Internet connectivity as well as an extensive command and control radio system.

Additional satellite capabilities include Inmarsat and Iridium for single channel voice connections and Inmarsat MPDS (Mobile Packet Data Service) or ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) connections for backup Internet access. For those situations where cellular coverage is available, specialized routers can accommodate 3G (EVDO) or 4G (LTE) connectivity via the cellular network.